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What is Neurology?

Neurology is a branch of medical science that is concerned with disorders and diseases of the nervous system.

This field enables diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases that involve the central and peripheral nervous system (including the autonomic nervous system).

Our Neurology department

Our department undertakes the diagnosis and treatment of headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), movement disorders (including Parkinson’s and tremor), memory problems and neuro-muscular disorders. Our main role is in the outpatient investigation and care of patients with these conditions, but we also help to look after inpatients with various neurological symptoms and presentations. Many investigations are provided on site, but we also link to our tertiary centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for complex cases.

Sub-specialist services

Our sub-specialist services include clinics that manage patients with long-term neurological conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Other movement disorders, including dystonias (Botulinum toxin clinic)
  • Motor neuron disease
  • Myasthenia gravis, muscle disorders and neuropathies
  • Chronic migraine

Some of these services operate as separate clinics; others are within ‘general neurology’ clinics. All clinics liaise closely with general practice, and with community neurology services – including community therapy services (e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy).

Neurology also offers a range of diagnostic procedures, including:

  • Lumbar puncture (through the hospital’s Day Case procedure unit)
  • EEGs, EMGs and nerve conduction studies (through the Department of Neurophysiology)
  • MRI/CT scans (through the Department of Radiology)
  • Blood tests
  • Our specialist team

    Our neurology specialist team includes:


    • Dr Philip Buttery
    • Dr Anke Hensiek
    • Dr Helen Ling (Locum)
    • Dr Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti (Locum)
    • Dr Sameep Karkhanis (Locum)
    • Dr Salwa El Tawil (Locum)

    Speciality Doctor

    • Dr Debashis Nath (Bleep 1464)

    Neurology Specialist Nurses – 01553 613174 or bleep 2464

    • Mini Sunil
    • Aneta Skorodzillo

    Neurology Services Managers

    • Gary Hardy
    • Amy Cordy

    Contact details for our Neurology department

    Our neurology secretaries can be contacted on 01553 613968 or 01552 613967.

    Useful website links

    The following websites may contact information that is of use to you: